summer 2019 playlist

Happy summer! (and sunshine and pool days and sweat and humidity 🥴 ps — that’s my new favorite emoji and you bet your behind I’m going to use it every chance I get 💁🏻‍♀️).

Summer isn’t my favorite time of year (surprise, surprise), but I’m trying to embrace the things about it that I do love — popsicles, longer days, Big Brother being back on air, So You Think You Can Dance (have you seen this performance?! or this one or this one??), air conditioning (hah) … and good music! Also, I shared this watermelon spritzer recipe on the ‘gram a couple weeks ago and it’s my favorite thing on the planet lately:

In a magic bullet (or blender that’ll hold about 16 oz) — blend coconut water, watermelon, 2 drops Young Living Lime vitality and a little stevia — that’s it! So tasty and refreshing for those hot summer days!

 
 

I promise it tastes 10000000% better than it looks 🥴🤪 But back to the music — here’s the soundtrack to my summer so far:

 
 

What have you been listening to lately?

summer fruit crostata

Are you ready for the easiest, yummiest, most delish + refreshing pastry dessert thing there ever was?! Because here we goooooo — ope, wait. Quick disclaimer: I’m really bad at measuring and kind of just go with the flow when it comes to recipes (If I want more sugar, I add more sugar. If I want more cinnamon flavor, I add more cinnamon. Ya feel me?) So these are rough estimates, but I promise this recipe is hard to mess up!

INGREDIENTS

dough —

1.5 cups flour
6 tablespoons cold butter
3 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tsp vanilla
little cinnamon

filling —

fruit (I used frozen peaches, pomegranates, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and eyeballed the amount I needed. Maybe 2 cups total?)
5-8 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil*
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon flour

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix together dough ingredients in a bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
2. While you wait for the dough to chill, mix together the filling ingredients in a separate bowl and let sit to soak in the lemon flavoring
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees once dough is 10 minutes from ready
4. Remove dough from fridge and spread evenly on a baking pan
5. Top the center of the flattened dough with the fruit mixture and spread evenly
6. Fold over the edges of the dough onto the fruit mixture, leaving the middle open for the fruit to look pretty + all 💁🏻‍♀️
7. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the crostata turns golden brown

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Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! (Literally). This crostata is so refreshing and perfect for summer!

*Lemon Vitality isn’t required, but it truly made this crostata shine! I only recommend ingesting Young Living’s Lemon Vitality Essential Oil that’s specifically created for ingestion. You can try substituting fresh lemon juice in place of this, too! I personally haven’t tried it that way, but I’m sure it’d be delicious. Also, sorry for this meme but I had to 😆Again, totally cool if you don’t have Lemon Vitality!

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